Creative Designer

Did you enjoy art in school?

Would you like to develop further in design, arts and crafts?

Even start your own small business?

If you choose a creative path you could go on to design elaborate theatre sets, produce bespoke jewellery, create couture fashion designs, screen print your own t-shirt label, build interactive websites, make luscious floral displays for weddings, restore the stone carvings of cathedrals, decorate home interiors and even exhibit your work in art galleries!

A creative career allows you to work innovatively and experimentally while expressing your own artistic talents. With a range of internationally recognised qualifications we can put you on the right career path and help you realise your true creative potential.

Creative Qualifications

There are over 100 Creative courses you can choose from, in areas such as: fashion wear, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, interior decoration, creative computing and life drawing.

City & Guilds creative courses and qualifications are perfect for anyone wanting to start their career in creative design.

You can also learn while you earn with an Creative apprenticeship.

For further information, browse for a qualification via the qualifications finder.

Where to study

Search for a centre that offers your chosen qualification by using the Find a Centre search box (on the top right of each page).

KEY INFO

Type of work:
Studio-based, creative and artistic, hands-on, practical and skilled.

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Who you could work for:
Yourself - at home or studio-based, or employed within Creative Industries.

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Likely hours:
Normal working hours but when there is a deadline you will need to meet it.

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Starting salary*:
Newly qualified jewellers can expect to earn around £15,000 a year. With more experience, this can rise to anywhere between £20,000 and £50,000.

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Perfect for you if you are:
Creative, artistic, good with your hands and want to learn a craft skill.

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You could even go on to:
Develop your own business making original items and/or Higher Education.

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*Remember

Salaries are only a guide. We've quoted average figures and there will be some variation around the country and from employer to employer.

Apprenticeships at City and Guilds

APPRENTICESHIPS

City & Guilds Apprenticeships cover 170 job roles in 28 industries

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